Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a relatively well-defined prevailing wind.
  • noun the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller.

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  • noun A flow of air.
  • noun The flow of air around an object.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a relatively well-defined prevailing wind
  • noun the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

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Examples

  • The wet n wild airstream is hitting the beach at this not-to-be-missed Memorial Day weekend party.

    wet n wild at Hermosa Beach Street Fair May 26th – 27th

  • Hong Kong Observatory assistant director, Hilda Lam, said the situation may improve as the easterly airstream which is affecting Hong Kong will weaken in the coming two days.

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  • ..i'm picturing a small silver 'airstream' towed up near the top of a col on the tour route, w/ a lovely view of the valley below surrounded by distant towering peaks...

    This Just In: BSNYC On Vacation!

  • Last weekend, underneath the canopy of a sprawling oak tree in a remote park in downtown Austin, a small group gathered around a vintage airstream, a table and few chairs.

    Danika Boyle: Sparks From the Culinary Edge

  • Friday's scrubbing came dramatically close to liftoff on what appeared to be a near-flawless launch day: With a helicopter overhead and a SWAT vehicle in chase, the space shuttle crew had left NASA's operations center in an airstream trailer for the 10-minute trip to the launch pad when word came: Launch of Endeavour is scrubbed.

    NASA abruptly cancels shuttle launch; Monday liftoff planned

  • This airstream dragged me up from the underground as if desperate to separate me from the vampire.

    Arcane Circle

  • This airstream dragged me up from the underground as if desperate to separate me from the vampire.

    Arcane Circle

  • Last weekend, underneath the canopy of a sprawling oak tree in a remote park in downtown Austin, a small group gathered around a vintage airstream, a table and few chairs.

    Danika Boyle: Sparks From the Culinary Edge

  • “Find your door, Candy,” I scream into the hot airstream.

    Soul Trapper

  • Friday's scrubbing came dramatically close to liftoff on what appeared to be a near-flawless launch day: With a helicopter overhead and a SWAT vehicle in chase, the space shuttle crew had left NASA's operations center in an airstream trailer for the 10-minute trip to the launch pad when word came: Launch of Endeavour is scrubbed.

    NASA abruptly cancels shuttle launch; Monday liftoff planned

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  • From the New York Times:

    Airstream's appeal seems to have few limits, and indeed a powerful world traveler recently provided proof of its persistent appeal. On a trip to Asia in February, Vice President Dick Cheney traveled in an Airstream — inside an airplane.

    Mark Silva, chief of the Washington bureau of The Chicago Tribune, accompanied the vice president as the press corps' pool print reporter. The group flew on a huge gray C-17 cargo plane that the Air Force calls the Spirit of Strom Thurmond, in honor of the late senator. Mr. Silva said that when he boarded he noted the familiar outline of the Airstream roof inside the vast fuselage.

    April 15, 2007